Plan proves streets ahead for shoppers; Exciting pounds 1.3m revamp will breathe new life into area.Byline: By ADAM Adam, the first man, in the Bible
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WORK to revamp re·vamp
tr.v. re·vamped, re·vamp·ing, re·vamps
1. To patch up or restore; renovate.
2. To revise or reconstruct (a manuscript, for example).
3. To vamp (a shoe) anew.
n. a neglected Tyneside street has started.
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[After the Reverend Fitzroy Stanhope (1787-1864), British clergyman.]
Noun 1. Street, in Arthur's Hill, in Newcastle's West End, is being given a pounds 1.35m facelift.
It is already a popular destination for shoppers, who take advantage of the cosmopolitan mix of clothes and jewellery stores, along with food outlets.
A scheme was launched to revitalise Verb 1. revitalise - give new life or vigor to
regenerate, renew - reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new; "We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years"; "They renewed their membership" the stretch by improving traffic management and installing artistic street furniture.
And work has now started on the project and traders operating on the stretch today told how they are looking forward to its conclusion.
Mumtaz Sanam, of Sanam Travel, said: "I'm delighted. It's going to be a big improvement and they seem to be making good progress.
"I've been here since 1982 and I'm all in favour. I think this scheme will make it easier for people to shop here and some of the work is going to be very imaginative."
Contractors are hard at work on practical measures to ease congestion The condition of a network when there is not enough bandwidth to support the current traffic load.
congestion - When the offered load of a data communication path exceeds the capacity. , including new parking bays to keep junctions clear, raised zebra crossings and road resurfacing.
The project is funded by New Deal for Communities, as part of its Neighbourhood Improvement Programme, and being delivered in partnership with Newcastle City Council.
The roadworks will be complemented by two "pocket parks" on Dilston Road, which are tailor-made artworks, and new street furniture including benches, railings and cycle storage.
New Deal for the Communities chairman Brian Hannah said: "What's special about Stanhope Street is the variety of items on offer and the friendliness of the welcome.
"It's pleasant, convenient, and offers something very different to the city centre.
This project has been years in planning and it's very exciting to see the workmen on site.
"I am confident the street will become an even more exciting place for people to live, work and shop."
The scheme, set for completion in the autumn, is the latest in a string of projects that are breathing new life into the city's West End.
A ten-year facelift programme for the streets around Arthur's Hill is ongoing, while the redevelopment of Cruddas Park is also under way.
VISION: Brian Hannah and Mumtaz Sanam with an artist's impression of the scheme